Ivan Samokish

Purveyor of the finest sketchy poetry, wacky activity books and abridged fiction manuscripts.

Takoyaki please!

I need some takoyaki,

It’s better than hockey,

Or wearing pants in khaki,

Paired with a film by Miyazaki.


Who would have thought,

Giving octopus balls a shot,

Would really hit the spot.

Hand me a plate quickly,

I’m acting very prickly,

My hunger is so grizzly,

That I urge you to strictly,

Stop making me feel guilty.


What I want is quite tasty,

That I urge you to be hasty,

So now please be racy,

Don’t be this lazy.


You can call me crazy,

Or a mountain daisy,

Wait everything’s hazy.


I’ve just taken a bite,

My mind has taken flight,

My brain is tied to a kite,

My reason set up a campsite,

My logic got into a bullfight,

My heart is filled with delight,

On this takoyaki-filled night.


I see now in hindsight,

That I’m no playwright,

I’ll just enjoy the twilight,

While all the bees unite,

Tomorrow in the sunlight.